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Skunky
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 6:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: The Wolf Inside

@LJ

'And nowadays, the successful shows are the ones filled with the same kind of dark narrative, twists and plot convolutions that Discovery had...
If Discovery didn't follow the model employed in current successful television, it wouldn't make money. And without making money, it would be cancelled. It's simple like that.'

I think that The Orville has been pretty successful. And it's a light, bright, straightforward take on Star Trek. DIS could have done something similar and been very successful. Probably more successful than it is now, since that seems to be most people's major problem with DIS, is that it's too dark, etc. And not enough like the previous, more optimistic Trek shows.

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Why didn't they just use the Tardigrade DNA on someone else and let them make one single jump back to the PU? Stamets only went crazy after making hundreds of jumps.

And why would they keep taking Tyler on missions, when every single one he's been on has been a distaster, with him losing it every time? I realize he's the only one on the Shenzou now that isn't from the MU, but wouldn't Mike just have gone by herself. She knows Tyler is a nut job.

Why is Discovery, and the Shenzhou and the Emperor's ship all within about 20 minutes of this secret base and each other?

It had been less than an hour since Mike told them to evacuate, so how did the Emperor even know she hadn't attacked the base yet? Did someone from the Shenzhou tell her? How did the Emperor get there that quickly? How did no one notice the Discovery?

So many plot holes and many more in this episode. And the dialogue made me groan several times. Just terrible. This one was very poorly written. Which is a shame, since the two previous episodes were the best so far.

They should have called this Star Trek: Exposition.

2 stars.
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